CAF VOTES REVEALED: FA VOTED FOR AHMAD
MBABANE – The Football Association (FA) was one of the countries that ensured Issa Hayatou 29-year old CAF presidency rule came to an end.
This was after the Confederations of African Football (CAF) presidential votes were revealed. Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad was last Thursday elected President of CAF, putting an abrupt end to 70-year-old Hayatou’s rule. Ahmad, who is head of the Madagascar Football Federation won the election in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa by 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20.
The FA was among other federations that voted for the new man in charge of African football. Cameroonian Hayatou had headed CAF since 1988 and is a senior vice president of FIFA. African football will forever credit Hayatou for increasing the number of African teams at the World Cup and bringing in extra finance for the continent’s competitions among some of his achievements. Ahmad’s vote to the top was spearheaded by COSAFA countries, with the Comoros Islands the only nation to go for Hayatou.
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